Sun 27-May-12 01:31 PM | edited Sun 27-May-12 02:38 PM by Hotswimmer
Welcome to Nikonians. I'm not sure what you mean by "Install". Picture controls is a preference thing, but I like Neutral with +1 saturation and +5 sharpening for shooting people. Color space depends on a number of things, like what you're going to do in post-processing, printing, and web deployment, but I usually set to sRGB.
Thank you for your reactions So I will shoot under RAW 12 bit sRBG Camera set to Aperture-preferred exposure mode Camera set to Slow Sync Picture control is portrait Outdoors ISO will be 200 with the flash on Indoors ISO will be 800 I have the following lenses Tokina 12-24 Nikon 50 1.4 Nikon 35 2.0 Nikon 18-200 VR first serie Nikon 18-70 kitlens Will the 18-200 a good allround lens for wedding photography or should I also use the 50mm or the 35mm lens?
Unless you edit your RAW images in Nikon software, the Picture Control settings won't apply since other editors can't read this information. Also, RAW images don't have a color space so it doesn't matter what the camera is set to as it can be chosen upon editing.
I would be careful using "slow sync". If the light is low, the shutter speed will drop to where you may get ghosting or subject movement that records with ambient light.
Mon 28-May-12 11:23 AM | edited Mon 28-May-12 11:24 AM by drFrank
>Thank you for your reactions >So I will shoot under RAW 12 bit sRBG >Camera set to Aperture-preferred exposure mode >Camera set to Slow Sync >Picture control is portrait >Outdoors ISO will be 200 with the flash on >Indoors ISO will be 800 >I have the following lenses >Tokina 12-24 >Nikon 50 1.4 >Nikon 35 2.0 >Nikon 18-200 VR first serie >Nikon 18-70 kitlens >Will the 18-200 a good allround lens for wedding photography >or should I also use the 50mm or the 35mm lens? >
I use rear curtain sync but it doesn't kick in until the shutter speeds are 'slow' (<1/60 sec) and should only be used when you want to show motion blur behind the subject rather than in front of it.
No, I do not believe the 18-200 is a good wedding lens since the aperture is 5.6 at 200mm. Normally in a church, f/2.8 and 1600 ISO isn't enough to get a shutter speed above 1/60 which doesn't eliminate subject blur (flash normally isn't permitted during the ceremony).
I shoot in manual and aperture priority, spot metering and focusing.
My current combination for weddings is this: 35, 85, 24-120 f/4, 70-200 f/2.8, Tamron 90mm macro for flowers and ring shots.
An ultra wide is great for the full church shots.
There have been times I needed to shoot at ISO 3200 to get a decent shutter speed during the ceremony.
Unless you have 2 bodies I wouldn't use primes at a wedding at all - takes too long to change.
I may use the Tokina but wouldn't use the other 2 lenses at all - IMHO they aren't up to weddings - can you trust them implicitly to work regardless; will they always produce sharp images? are they fast enough to give good OOF back grounds? will they stand up to rain?.
Too add one more item - If you do not have two or more camera bodies, I suggest that you do not shoot weddings. Things break and at the wrong time. This past weekend, the videographer had a camera go down leaving them with one which is bad since they could not get shots from multiple directions for the same scene.